How to Install KXStitch 2.1.0 in Ubuntu 18.04, 17.10, 16.04

Last updated: January 15, 2018

Kxstitch cross stitch

KXStitch 2.1.0, free and open-source cross stitch pattern software, was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.

KXStitch is a cross stitch pattern editor by KDE. The software features:

  • Importing images
  • Multiple floss palettes
  • Multiple stitch types
  • Pattern libraries
  • Reads PCStitch files
  • Flexible printing options

The latest KXStitch 2.1.0 was released silently. No announcement, no changelog. If you want to know what changed, look over the project commits on github page.

KX Stitch PPA for Ubuntu

How to Install KXStitch 2.1.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04 users, it can be easily installed via the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/kxstitch

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. Then check updates and install the software either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kxstitch


To remove KXStitch cross stitch software, either use Synaptic or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove kxstitch

The PPA can be removed via “Software & Updates” utility under “Other Software” tab.


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